Local teams play in fall state youth soccer tourney

Several teams from the Sun Thisweek coverage area qualified for the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association fall state tournament Oct. 12-13 in Rochester. The tournament is for Classic 1, Classic 2 and Classic 3 teams at the Under 11 through U14 age groups.

Lakeville won the boys U11 C1 championship, defeating Edina 2-1 in the championship game.

Dakota Rev won the boys U13 C2 division with a 7-0 victory over Blaine in the championship game. It is a hybrid team of sorts, with some players coming from the Dakota Rev core area of Apple Valley and Rosemount, and others coming from Lakeville. The Lakeville players were part of a Lakeville Soccer Association team that won the Under 11 C1 championship at the MYSA summer state tournament. The team is made up of U12 players who are playing up one level.

Eagan was runner-up to Minnesota Thunder Academy West in the girls U13 C1 tourney. The Thunder Academy team defeated the Wave 5-4 in the championship game.

Valley United was the girls U14 C1 champion, defeating Tonka United 1-0 in a shootout in the final. Valley United did not allow a non-shootout goal in three state tournament games.

Other local boys teams qualifying for the state tournament were Valley United boys U11 C2, Valley United boys U12 C3, Lakeville girls U11 C1, Dakota Rev girls U11 C2, Dakota Rev girls U13 C3, Eagan girls U14 C2 and Dakota Rev girls U14 C2.